Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera
Jeannie tells her story of growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's - mainly because when she was young, Asperger's was not diagnosed at all. It was not a recognized condition. At age 38, she finally found out that she had Asperger's and was thrilled to finally have a diagnosis and reason for all of her difficulties in life including the inability to hold a job, make friends or understand other people. The author seems angry in the book, and her parents sound like they had their own mental issues. There is something seriously wrong with a mother who calls her five year old daughter a bitch. The book was not well written and could have used an editor. Many parts of it had interesting insights into Asperger's and autism, but a lot of it sounded like griping and making excuses for her poor pitiful life.

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